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The first week of June, which presents International Children’s Day (June 1) and World Environment Day (June 5), reminded us of the importance of caring for our world and its children. To properly commemorate these universal holidays and live up to LG’s steadfast commitment to CSR activities that inspire positive change, LG Kazakhstan enlisted the help of 40 children from the Almaty Regional Orphanage to make a difference in their own backyard, and hopefully learn while having heaps of fun in the process.
The enthusiastic children selected which trees they wanted to plant in the garden, and now fifty apple, plum, apricot, cherry and pear trees are growing there and will eventually provide fresh fruit on their doorstep. Plant specialists were also on site to teach the kids which practices lead to the richest harvest and greenest environment. What’s more, to commemorate International Children’s Day, every hard-working child received a memorable souvenir as a reminder of the amazing work they did that day.
LG Kazakhstan champions sustainable development and social responsibility through the implementation of environmental practices and charity events that improve the quality of life for locals. Recent initiatives such as LG Blood Donations Day, various CSR educational lectures for students and LG Prima Nota Fest – a nationwide classical music contest for children – demonstrate LG’s tireless efforts towards creating a better life for all.
A company must fulfill its environmental and social responsibilities to nurture a flourishing ecosystem that benefits all. Introducing technologies that minimize its carbon footprint during manufacturing and implementing inclusive solutions are deeply embedded in LG’s core value, and the company will never falter when it comes to innovating new solutions that help solve the world’s technological and social issues.
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Connected Health, Metaverse, Energizing Mobility Stand Out for New Business
Exploration; $2 Million in LG Funding to Accelerate Business Development
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2022 — LG Electronics’ North American Innovation Center (LG NOVA) has announced the “” startups advancing to the next stage of its Mission for the Future global challenge competition.
These top contenders were awarded $100,000 each, $2 million total for 20 proof of concept projects. As they proceed forward, the startups will be working on a business model with LG NOVA counterparts to create a business framework.
“Over the last few months, our work with the First 50 startups has helped us continue to refine our vision for the future as we look at new areas of growth for LG,” said LG Electronics Senior Vice President for Innovation Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, head of LG NOVA. “We’re inspired by all of those who have participated to date with groundbreaking, thoughtful tech innovations to drive and contribute to our collaborative community and guiding principle of ‘outside-in’ innovation. With this announcement, we’re sharing the results of our ongoing work in engaging with the startup and entrepreneur community to create impactful technologies that will lead society into the future.”
Among the startups selected are strong businesses across the Connected Health, Metaverse, and Energizing Mobility sectors that are creating new solutions with the potential to transform markets and industries.
Moving forward to the next phase in the areas of Smart Lifestyles and Innovation for Impact are , a healthcare-related company exploring the area of gut and genetic microbiome; , an AI for the smarter home designed to support activities of daily living for caregivers and families; and , a smart kitchen assistant that offers recipes to cook based on ingredients from your groceries receipts. These three companies represent different aspects of people’s changing priorities on simplifying life and living better with personalized services that will aid in nourishment and help complete daily tasks more efficiently.
In the Connected Health space, the epicenter of innovation is shifting to patient-focused care and wellness, quickened by the pace of new technology adoption in healthcare over the past two years. The startups selected in this area reflect this transition and the potential future services created as people change their perspective on new technology-based care and desire greater control over their health and the health services they receive. The startups singled out by LG NOVA in Connected Health offer innovative technology-based services through AI and the Metaverse, paired with data and services platforms centered around patient care, regardless of the setting.
With the focus on developing an advanced technology platform for providing services, , and have been selected to move to the next phase of NOVA’s challenge. Leveraging AI to provide greater information to patients and providers for better health services, MayaMD is a conversational digital human-AI health assistant. LifeNome is a precision and biological personalized enterprise health platform powered by genomics and AI. Mindset Medical is a camera sensor-based technology platform that can take health and biological readings through your personal device for medical diagnosis by doctors remotely. Expanding upon a platform for patient services, , an employer-sponsored financial wellness platform, gives employees a smarter way to pay for healthcare via on-demand access to funds to pay their out-of-pocket expenses over time at zero interest and zero fees.
, and offer effective alternatives to health and wellness services for patients, through the capabilities of an XR/VR/AR environment. XRHealth is a virtual treatment room that provides patient care and rehabilitation through VR/AR paired with clinicians and real-time data analytics. TRIPP is an XR wellness platform pioneering innovative health and wellness technologies that deepen connection to self through fully immersive alternate realities. NeuroTrainer improves focus and performance with virtual reality brain training.
In the Metaverse space, LG is pursuing a variety of applications with the intent to drive broader adoption of new immersive, interactive technologies and create greater business opportunities. The LG NOVA team’s choice of startups in this category include , and . iQ3Connect provides immersive 3D workspace technology and a no-code platform to enable distributed teams to cost-effectively work, collaborate and train from anywhere, on any AR, VR or 2D device. Snickerdoodle Labs is building a privacy-first, agnostic data-sharing layer where individuals own their data and the value it generates. YBVR brings live events to fans with the technology to quickly turn streaming live video content into new level of fan engagement through immersive viewing experiences.
Lastly, LG’s Energizing Mobility category focuses on the electric mobility sector and EV charging infrastructure ecosystem, which are paramount to achieving a more sustainable future. The selected companies in this category provide a broad range of actionable solutions to increase the feasibility of adoption across the consumer and business markets. offers an affordable and convenient way for electric vehicle owners to charge their EVs without a direct-access charger at home or on the road. provides an EV charging and energy management software platform that enables players in the hospitality industry to offer a disruptive business model of EV charging-as-a-service.
uses innovative AI and blockchain-based DERMS and transactive energy software platforms to enable power optimization across smart cities, smart homes and e-mobility. ’s 3D audio technology improves speech recognition accuracy in challenging soundscapes, transforming voice UI from cloud-dependent experience to a secure real-time and customizable user experience in any environment. has a unique approach to driverless technology and light electric vehicles that introduces a more efficient way to move goods and people.
Chosen from a group of more than 1,300 applicants, the Selected 20 will continue in the process to develop their ideas at the incubation and pilot level, while working closely with LG NOVA’s team of innovation and entrepreneurial experts over the next couple of months—with the goal of being chosen as a Mission for the Future challenge “Top 10” finalist. To be named in August 2022, the Top 10 will have the opportunity to build their business in collaboration with LG on an accelerated path to success, with full access to LG expertise, mentorship, and from and investments from LG.
Since its official launch in August 2021, the challenge has invited innovators and entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas, technologies and concepts that look to advance people, communities and the planet. The initial “First 50” startups selected through the challenge program received access to basic business infrastructural support and networking after demonstrating exceptional proof-of-concept within emerging industries, as well as the potential for a successful partnership within the wider LG business.
Mission for the Future is an annual challenge program that seeks out great ideas, concepts and businesses that will help improve the quality of life in the future. The goal of the challenge is to bring outside-in innovation to LG. In addition to the selected company prizes, the finalists can qualify for resources and investments from an allotted $20 million for new business development and the opportunity to work with LG NOVA’s Incubation team to scale their business.
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Stunning Self-Lit Picture Quality of LG’s Unique, Rollable OLED Brought Renowned
Artist’s Exciting, New Work to Life at World’s Leading International Art Fair
SEOUL, June 20, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) collaborated with Anish Kapoor1 to showcase the world-renowned British-Indian artist’s media artwork on LG SIGNATURE OLED R. Representing the perfect fusion of artistry and technology, Kapoor’s experiential digital art on LG’s sublime, self-lit TV was presented in collaboration with LISSON GALLERY in Basel, Switzerland during Art Basel 2022 from June 16-19.
With superior picture quality enabled by millions of self-lit pixels, LG OLED TV has become a favorite with the creative industries and innovative artistic practitioners worldwide. Its ability to capture the essence of the artist’s vision through vibrant, accurate color reproduction, complete with deep blacks and infinite contrast, make LG OLED2 the ultimate digital canvas. Add in the unique form factor of LG SIGNATURE OLED R, which pairs a rollable screen – an innovation made possible by LG OLED technology – with a timeless, minimalist design, and the stage is set for the most memorable art and viewing experiences imaginable.
One of the most important artists working today, Anish Kapoor is a sculptor known for his distinctive and often impressively-scaled installations, such as Cloud Gate (2004) in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Sky Mirror (2006) in New York’s Rockefeller Center. Noted for his use of abstract forms, rich colors and reflective surfaces, the artist has turned his attention to the two-dimensional in his unique collaboration with LG.
Kapoor’s new work takes the form of a short film that continues his decades of combining shape with luxurious, saturated colors that constantly and subtly shift from one mesmerizing hue to another. The work was paired with a specially-commissioned soundtrack that adds to the experiential nature of the piece; complementing the visuals shown on LG SIGNATURE OLED R while drawing viewers into ‘the moment,’ and at times, creating a sense of disorientation.
LG previously partnered with Anish Kapoor for his major exhibition at the Accademia Gallery in Venice last April. During the event, LG OLED evo TV G series models were used to display images of Kapoor’s most well-known sculptures and installations, leveraging LG’s OLED evo technology to faithfully reproduce the colors and textures – and convey the three-dimensionality – of his physical works.
To celebrate the latest LG-Kapoor collaboration, 10 editions of the LG SIGNATURE OLED R Anish Kapoor Edition will be meeting art lovers around the world via LISSON GALLERY, one of the leading galleries, which has worked with the artist for forty years.
LG continues to deliver enriching artworld experiences through hosting a series of exhibitions demonstrating the intrinsic link and undeniable harmony between art and technology. The digital artworks brought to life by LG OLED will be uploaded to the OLED Art project website after their real-world unveiling, allowing art enthusiasts and OLED fans around the world to enjoy them at their convenience.
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1 Anish Kapoor is considered to be one of the most influential artists working today. Born in Mumbai, India in 1954, he now lives and works in London. His works are permanently exhibited in the most important collections and museums around the world from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Tate in London; at the Prada Foundation in Milan; at the Guggenheim Museums in Venice, Bilbao and Abu Dhabi. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2020); Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum and Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing (2019); Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (2019); Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemorânea, Porto, Portugal (2018); University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); Château de Versailles, France (2015); Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow (2015); Gropius Bau, Berlin (2013); Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, Istanbul (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012).
Anish Kapoor represented Great Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 where he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he won the Turner Prize and has gone on to receive numerous international awards including the Praemium Imperiale in 2011 and Padma Bhushan in 2012. He received a CBE in 2003 and a Knighthood in 2013 for visual arts services.
Also renowned for his architecturally-scaled works, public projects include: Cloud Gate (2004), Millennium Park, Chicago, USA; Leviathan (2011) exhibited at 2011 Monumenta, Paris; Orbit (2012), Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London; Ark Nova, an inflatable concert hall created for Lucerne Festival, Japan (2013-) and Descension, (2014) most recently installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA (2017).
2 LG is committed to making life better through the power of art and technology. LG’s recent projects represent this commitment and celebrates the merging of technical essence and artistic creativity that has come to define LG and the unique value it continues to deliver.
LG OLED becomes a digital canvas for artists, with ‘self-lit’ being the core value of LG OLED. Through this technology, LG believes artists can express their imagination and create a new generation of digital art that were never before available. As a bridge that connects lifestyle with art, LG OLED will keep building a society where more people can relish art. To follow the journey of LG OLED ART, visit .
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After 70 years on the throne, the extraordinary popularity of Queen Elizabeth II did not go unnoticed during Britain’s four-day Platinum Jubilee extravaganza that took place the first weekend of June. To get ready for the festivities, LG hosted a virtual LG SIGNATURE event in advance as a part of the luxury brand’s ‘LG SIGNATURE Hosts’ experiences.
Hosted at the end of May, the event comprised of two interactive Zoom sessions in partnership with acclaimed British chef , who is described by renowned critic and presenter as “the kind of chef who only comes along once or twice in a decade.”
Ahead of the session, guests were gifted a luxurious picnic hamper which included dishes curated by Denney, a bottle of Chapel Down English sparkling wine and an LG SIGNATURE branded champagne stopper. Denney’s menu choices were inspired by traditional British delicacies and favorites of the Royal Family, with items such as mutton salami, Isle of Wight tomato panzanella, Royal Warranted Kings’ Caviar and a traditional cherry tea cake with whipped vanilla cream that Denney’s grandmother used to make for the Spencer family at .
During the session, Denney talked the media through the creation of both the panzanella salad and the cherry tea cake, while showcasing the unique features of the LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar and LG SIGNATURE Refrigerator that were set up in the kitchen.
LG SIGNATURE products are known for delivering high-end, unparalleled performance. Offering the precise temperature- and humidity-controlled conditions needed for optimal preservation, the LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar is the ideal home solution for keeping wines of all types at their best. And, with the innovative InstaView feature, LG SIGNATURE Refrigerators allow users to see inside the easy access compartment without opening the door, helping food stay fresh longer.
Empowered with advanced technology, stylish design and hygiene-promoting features, today’s luxury products represent innovation at its finest.
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LG Electronics is set to launch a new Wee Web OS 2 according to documents leaked by LG insiders, it comes with a new gaming control dashboard that allows users to fully control games downloaded from Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s gaming download service as well as a new chipset for third pary users.
The leak comes as the battle over smart TV operating systems intensifies, with brands such as Samsung, LG and Sony now raking in millions from a click of the ticket from consumers signing up to third party apps embedded on their TV’s.
The leaked LG Electronic document has given an insight into a new Wee Web OS 2 for OLED TV’s along with new gaming capabilities.
During the past decade over 100M Web OS TV’s have been sold with LG’s Smart TV base surpassing 160M in 2021 with up to 25M devices added yearly.
Connected TV Platform research shows that there is now 1.28 billion connected devices.
Samsung and their Tizen OS is on top with 12.7% share, LG and their Web OS is second with 7.3% share while Sony coming in third with 6.4% share.
Last year LG Electronics gave away their WebOS software to third party TV manufactures a move that allows the3m to collect more revenue from app sales available via their OS which undergoing a makeover so that more third-party apps can be integrated into their Web OS software.
ChannelNews has been told that several third-party TV manufacturers are set to move to the Samsung Tizen OS, after Samsung followed LG’s move with the offer of free smart TV software for third party manufacturers.
In the battle to get third-party brands to use their OS, LG is providing an SW turnkey solution to board manufacturers including the ability moving forward for brands to put their own logo on the top of the OS.
hey are also providing a video for manufacturers to use instore video to promote their TV brand running the LG WebOS software.
LG’s claims that they have 160 International broadcasters on board as well as close relationships with Microsoft, Dolby, and several other leading brands.
As part of their new offering LG is set to roll out a new ‘Full Home UX’ Magic Remote.
The new remote when activated immediately delivers a brand-new home screen with “enhanced usability” the document claims.
New listings include, Membership and Search, Recent Inputs, Home Dashboard, Frequently Viewed Channels, Web Browser, and CP Content previews.
Listed as coming is new gaming including Google Stadia and Geforce Now from Nvidia, Apple TV, Paramount +, as well as Fubo TV.
It also appears that Wee 2.0 is set to be powered by a new processor from Realtek.
The advantage of the new chipset is that sharpness and contrast are better optimised and memory use is reduced without compromising picture quality.
The new chipset also delivers ‘Super Resolution Upscaling” but only on OLED TV’s.
Also built in is Alexa voice control but not for the Australian market.
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